Jarrod Parker Earns Win in Oakland vs Chicago Game
Oakland's pitching staff did its job for UNDER bettors, holding Chicago scoreless in a 2-0 victory on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.
Bettors who backed the Athletics were rewarded as -117 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Jarrod Parker earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 2, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Josh Donaldson in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Chris Sale worked 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Alejandro De Aza in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 6 hits, while Chicago only had 3.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Oakland heads into a battle against Milwaukee. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against Seattle.